Current Lab Members

Justin Kitzes
Justin KitzesAssistant Professor
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I am a spatial macroecologist and conservation biologist, with a particular interest in biodiversity scaling and turnover. My work involves both theoretical prediction and empirical surveys of these patterns, as well as direct applications of this information to the practice of conservation in human-altered landscapes.
Lauren Schricker
Lauren SchrickerGraduate Student
Lauren is a Ph.D. student leading our field work on landscape-scale bird distributions in western Pennsylvania.
Tessa Rhinehart
Tessa RhinehartResearch Programmer
Tessa is a Research Programmer working on our bird call classification software.
Trieste Devlin
Trieste DevlinField Assistant
Trieste is a Field Assistant working on our acoustic recorders and field deployments.
Interested in our work? We’re actively seeking undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to join the lab. Learn more about joining us, and get in touch!

Lab Alumni

Undergraduate Students

  • Jack Challiet, University of Chicago, 2018
  • Tanvi Merengenti, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
  • Kyle Walters, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, 2017-2019
  • Lydia Zimmerman, Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2018-2019
  • Madoc Smith, Mathematical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • Aaron Lauer, Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2018